About us

Who we are.

A bespoke individual supported living service that promotes the principles of person-centered planning and working within the current Health and Social Care 2008 Act and CQC Regulations 2009.

We support people to do the extraordinary everyday.

At Stepping Stones, we want to empower young people and adults to live their lives with independence and choice, without being limited by other people’s expectations or prejudices.

We offer work experience, training, skills development, mental wellbeing, activities and general support to those that have been assessed to ‘need assistance’ to meet their personal, social and care needs. Our aim is to enable the people we support to develop their independence skills and allow them to grow to their full potential.

Our mission and values

Stepping Stones Community Living (SSCL) is our latest social enterprise programme and our biggest one yet. Our aim is to foster a sense of community and friendship in an inclusive, stimulating and safe environment that has been set up to provide respite to families and young people while improving life skills and life choices.

We believe in the importance of person-centred planning and the people we support are at the heart of everything we do. When we first meet our young people and adults, we liaise with them and their families to find out what level of care they need and how this should be carried out. These initial meetings will then create a personalised plan for each individual based on their care needs that can fit around their schedules.

We provide a host of different types of support for our young people and adults to enable them to develop their independence skills and become included, contributing members of the community, living completely independently or with minimal support.

We offer respite care, domiciliary care and supported living within our community living environment. We will also provide support regarding work experience, skill development and residential services. Whatever suits your needs, we can offer it through one of our bespoke care plans.

Our team

Karen Jenkins
Karen has 30 years of experience working with vulnerable young adults, including those with autism, disabilities and learning difficulties.  Karen has worked in residential settings as well as in the private sector as a care worker. Whilst working for a local authority, she worked her way up to the Disability Project Manager. Her knowledge and skills within the social care sector are second-to-none and Karen eventually founded a charity for young adults with autism and learning disabilities that provides respite for them and their families. She has relevant social care qualifications, namely a Level 5 in Management, a Person Centered Counselling Degree and a Children & Families DipHE.  Karen is passionate about supporting young adults in becoming more independent and has created many social enterprise Programmes to support measurable learning outcomes and transferable skills.
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We are more than confident in the service Stepping Stones provides. The service they deliver is wonderful with a personal touch!

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I’m more than fully satisfied with the excellent service provided so carefully and so sincerely by each person.

Jane Jones


We do whatever it takes to bring you peace of mind

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